Lucretius

Lucretius

Roman poet and philosopher

Lived from: c.95-55 BC

Category: Philosophers | Poets (Contemporary)

Quotes: Lucretius

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    From the very fountain of enchantment there arises a taste of bitterness to spread anguish amongst the flowers.
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    In the midst of the fountain of wit there arises something bitter, which stings in the very flowers.
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    It is great wealth to a soul to live frugally with a contented mind.
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    Pleasant it is, when over a great sea the winds trouble the waters, to gaze from shore upon another's great tribulation; not because any man's troubles are a delectable joy, but because to perceive you are free of them yourself is pleasant.
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    Pleasant it to behold great encounters of warfare arrayed over the plains, with no part of yours in peril.
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    The drops of rain make a hole in the stone, not by violence, but by oft falling.
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    The fall of dropping water wears away the Stone.
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    The greatest wealth is to live content with little, for there is never want where the mind is satisfied.
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    Though the dungeon, the scourge, and the executioner be absent, the guilty mind can apply the goad and scorch with blows.
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    What is food to one man is bitter poison to others.
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